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Old 02-01-2012, 01:31 AM   #1
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Default PSU making fizzing sound

I recently purchased a new video card, MSI R6950, and i have not done any overclocking on the card nor have i overclocked my cpu which is a AMD FX8150. but ever since i got the card, my PSU makes a fizzing sound and gets hot fairly quickly when i play battlefield 3. Any reasons why this is happening? it is 700w psu and should handle my rig with ease.

and it i should get a new psu, what do you guys think of this one?
im planning on getting a second card in the future

Newegg.com - Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-1000 1000W Continuous @50C,80 PLUS GOLD Certified,Pipe-rock Modular Design,Single +12V Rail,ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active- PFC ,Fan LED color switch Power Suppl
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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1000W would be overkill but for the price, why the hell not?

I'd replace the PSU.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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That fuzzing sound you hear is a capacitor getting ready to blow.
Better replace the psu fast mine did the same thing and i let it go for a while then when it finally died it took my video card with it and it took some work to get my hdd working again but yeah I agree for the price go for it and before you end up buying that and other new parts because of catastrophic psu failure
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:02 PM   #4
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Rosewill power supplies have not been the best in the past. I owned a few and never had any problems (still have a 500 watt in service) but I've not been hearing kind things about the new ones lately.

When building a high end PC, I just don't take any risks - I buy Corsair, Seasonic or Antec and nothing else.
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The PSU you have listed is 80+ certified. However I wouldn't spend more than $100 for a powersupply. You can get an 80+ certified power supply from newegg here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171053
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However I wouldn't spend more than $100 for a powersupply.
And that right there is why so many people have so many problems with their high end PCs. The lower end ones I agree don't need something that expensive, but folks building relatively higher end systems need to invest in a good PSU to avoid problems down the line.
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